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1992 Toyota Paseo Sport 2dr Coupe 5-Spd

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September 28, 2011, 12:41 pm

Mary M
 

Question: I dont know whats wrong?

I have a 5speed 92 toyota paseo the engine sounds good except when I shift into 5th gear it seem to sound like its running high. When I get to 65mph the rpms is a 3 and when I get to 70 it goes a little over 3. I just dont know if its a huge problem or not?


September 30, 2011, 10:43 pm

Elizabeth K
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Normally, you would shift to a higher gear when you hit 3000 rpm, but when you're in 5th gear, there's no where to shift up to, so the engine does run at a higher rpm. You will be fine running over 3000 rpm in 5th gear, so it doesn't sound like you have a problem.

But if you've noticed a new noise that wasn't there before, your best bet is to have a mechanic listen to the noise to see if it's a problem or not. Many shops will look over your car and give you an estimate for free.


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